Newsletter 16th April 2017


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If you wish to make a donation for Easter Flowers at Exbury or East Boldre, please see Joan  or Marigold.

Exbury Spring Fair – ST KATHARINE’S CHURCH

22nd of April. 12.00md until 3.00pm

To raise funds towards our Restoration Appeal Fund, we are holding a Spring Fayre. Afternoon tea and cakes, bedding plants for sale, gift stall, crafts. We have a raffle with great prizes the first one of which is worth £100.

Come along, support the appeal and help to save this historic old building.


Next one: Sat. 20th May at 0830 where we will be joined by John Attenborough, Port Chaplain to the Mission to Seafarers. Names to Parish Office no later than May 18.

Annual Parochial Church meetings

Abbey Church               21/4/17

St. Katharine’s, Exbury 23/4/17

St Paul’s, East Boldre   18/4/17


Tuesday 2nd May 2.30pm  Abbey Church Hall

Bring your own favourite poem to read, serious, light hearted, funny, any poems you love. Or just come and listen. Then everyone will enjoy an English Cream tea, (sandwiches, cakes, scones). Tickets £6 from Margaret Marshall after church on Sundays or in the Office on Thursdays.


Every fourth Wednesday we have a two course lunch at the Walhampton Arms for £9.95. We have a choice of menu, including the Carveryand a choice of desserts. Next lunch will be Wed. 26th April at 12noon. If interested contact Marion Loveland on 02380 846309 before Mon 24th

I.O.W. Benefice Outing  

This has been re-scheduled to:

Tuesday September 26th September.

Leave 0900 and return at about 1900.  Visit to St Mildrid's Church in Whippingham for guided tour and morning coffee. Lunch at  Godshill and afternoon tea and Vespers at Quaar Abbey. Cost (without lunch or tea) will be about £30.00. Fuller details nearer the time.

If interested please contact either John & Kathy Hughes

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They have expressed a need for good quality garden furniture and games/construction kits to help mothers to play with their children. Any furniture offer, see SB


Saturday 13th May 9.30am – 11.30am

Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall

The training is mandatory for Church Wardens and BEEB Visiting Group Members.)

We pray for the sick and convalescing: Veronica House, Ruth Willrich, Ann and Bruce Wallace, Paul Humphries, Denise Abell-Parker, Jo Hordle, Chris Hutchins, Helen Cowle, Philip Cooper, Dorothy Alston, Adele Andrews, Charlotte Hammond,  Dawn Reith, Olive Badland, John Walker, and Valerie Wright.(Please help us to keep this up to date) 

Those who have died: We pray for family and friends of:

Ross Mason: whose Thanksgiving Service will be in the  Abbey Church on Tues. 25th April at 2pm

Brenda Fountain: Funeral at St Katharine’s Church, Exbury Wednesday 12th April

The Honorable Caroline Cecily Weston.


Hawthorn John Nicholas Lockey and Amelia Victoria Downes – Abbey Church, 8th April

Mark Allan Robert Ovens and Victoria Patricia Baker – Abbey Church 22nd April

Baptism: Jack Andrew Joseph Wondin – Exbury Church next Sunday

Sunday  16th  April   Easter Day

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard              Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church               Sung Communion

11.00am       St Katharine’s, Exbury   Holy Communion

11.00am       St Paul’s, East Boldre    Holy Communion

Tuesday 18th April

6.00pm        St Paul’s, East Boldre     Vestry meeting followed by APCM

Wednesday 19th April

10.30am       Abbey Church               Holy Communion

Thursday  20th  April

9.30am         Rectory           All Church Wardens’ meeting

10.00 -12noon   Benefice Office

6.15pm         The Rectory         Abbey Finance Committee

Friday 21st April

6.30pm        Abbey Church Hall         Vestry meeting followed by APCM

Saturday 22nd April

12noon – 3pm Exbury Church              Spring Fair

1.30pm        Abbey Church                  Wedding

12noon – 3pm   St Katharine’s Church   Spring Fair

Sunday  23rd April

8.00am         Buckler’s Hard               Holy Communion

9.30am         Abbey Church                Sung Communion BCP

11.00am       St Katharine’s, Exbury    Family Service with baptism

12.15pm       St Katharine’s, Exbury    Vestry meeting followed by APCM

3.00pm         Abbey Church                St George’s Day Parade NF East District Scouts